Never mind the obvious reality that the Founders did not draft the Constitution to suit the needs of militant mystics, or that the First Amendment makes such a thing an impossibility anyhow. As I stated in yesterday's article, Santorum is essentially cruising at his own altitude, with a platform that is in no way, shape, or form reflective of mainstream American politics, let alone the Republican Party. If his statements alone cannot convince prospective voters of this, then one must assume that they wish to thoroughly abandon their current climate of physical, social, and economic freedom, which untold millions have given their lives to foster and preserve.
An essential fact with which most self-described conservatives must come to terms is this: a Christianist caliphate is no better than the more commonly described Islamist one. History shows that any government using the former as a basis for rule, from imperial Spain to the Byzantine Empire, has elevated slavery, in the physical, intellectual, and spiritual senses, to the level of standard public policy. The same holds true for Islamism, but such a thing is already common knowledge. What could possibly make otherwise reasonable individuals assume that America would have a prosperous fate at the hands of theistic totalitarianism?
This is the core reason why Santorum must not be victorious in his quest for the Oval Office. While I do not believe that he consciously harbors evil intentions for the United States, his ideology put into practice can only result in sheer terror. As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hopefully, another candidate will be able to halt Santorum's momentum, allowing him to return to his rightful status as a startling eccentricity in the American political scene.
On to New Hampshire as the three ring circus devolves into a flash mob.